Caramel in the Microwave

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Total Time
6mins
Prep
1 min
Cook
5 mins

Cooks Illustrated has found a way to make caramel in the microwave and shared it in the March 2011 issue. Very easy to do!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in 2 cup microwave-safe measuring cup or glass bowl.
  2. Microwave at full power until mixture is just beginning to brown (this can be from 5 to 8 minutes depending on your microwave).
  3. Remove from microwave and let it sit on a dry surface for 5 minutes or until it darkens to a rich honey brown.
  4. To make caramel sauce, add 1/2 cup of hot heavy cream a few Tablespoons at a time, followed by 1 Tablespoon of butter.